Lamentations: Mourning Songs

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Mourning Songs

Grief, the Cause, Hope, Repentance, Prayer.

Background: Written by Jeremiah Following the Destruction of Jerusalem (586 BC)
Theme: Mourning after God's Judgment on Jerusalem
Outline: Grief, the Cause, Hope, Repentance, and Prayer
Key Verse: "Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." (Lam 3:22-23, NIV)

Lamentations Chapter Index


The Bible Knowledge Commentary (Vol I, Old Testament) is an excellent resource and is referred to as the BKC.

I. First Dirge: Jerusalem’s Desolation Because of Her Sin

II. Second Dirge: God’s Punishment of Jerusalem’s Sin

III. Third Dirge: Jeremiah’s Response

3:22-23 These verses were the inspiration for the hymn "Great is Your Faithfulness." Remember the context of the desolation of Jerusalem and the exile the next time you sing this hymn.

IV. Fourth Dirge: The LORD’s Anger

V. Fifth Dirge: The Remnant’s Response

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Updated March 2012

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